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15 November 2010

Clear identification of interfaces

The renowned circular connectors from the Hirschmann CA series that were previously only available in black can now be ordered from Belden in red, white and blue. This makes it possible to clearly label power supply, measurement and control interfaces, even when they all use the same basic connector. The CA circular connectors are all UL- and VDE-approved, and thanks to their compact construction they are currently the smallest connectors on the market. Other features include a temperature range from 40 to +90°C and – provided they are correctly mounted and screwed together – protection category IP67. Meaning that these connectors can be used wherever maximum reliability is critical, for instance in machine building, traffic engineering and renewable energy applications.

The CA series includes straight and angled chassis, cable connectors and the corresponding couplings. All components are offered with three or six poles plus PE. The three-pole versions (3+PE) have a rated voltage of 400V AC or 250V DC with rated currents of 16A and 10A respectively. For the six-pole versions (6+PE) the corresponding values are 250V AC/V DC and 10A.


The straight and angled cable plugs and couplings are all 61 mm long. The corresponding chassis connectors measure 32.3 mm. All housing elements are made of chemically resistant polyamide, and must be firmly screwed together to ensure correct assembly. Cables are made up either by soldering (6+PE) or with screws (3+PE).

By issuing these new colored versions, Belden has simplified the use of the Hirschmann CA connectors even more. "These circular connectors are remarkable for their compact design, impermeability and high mechanical and electrical resilience," notes Product Manager Hartmut Unverricht, adding, "that’s why the CA series has become a recognized industry standard."

About Belden

Belden®: Sending All the Right Signals

Belden designs, manufactures and markets signal transmission solutions, including cables, connectors and I/O modules, wireless network systems as well as network devices and control, load sensing and load moment limitation systems designed for safety-critical applications ranging from industrial automation to data centers, broadcast studios and the aviation and aerospace industry. The company focuses on segments of the worldwide cable and automation markets that require both highly specialized and readily available products. With manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, Belden has recorded a total revenue of USD 1.45 billion for the fiscal year 2009.

Together with its brands Hirschmann, Lumberg Automation and Trapeze Networks, Belden offers an extensive and highly specialized product portfolio covering the full range of data communications – from the information and control levels down to the field level. The company has more than 15 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary.

For more information about Belden, please visit http://www.beldensolutions.com/or e-mail


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